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Bettine Vriesekoop

Full name: Hubertina Petronella Maria "Bettine" Vriesekoop
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 13, 1961 in Hazerswoude, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Table Tennis

Biography

For about a quarter of a century, Bettine Vriesekoop was the best Dutch table tennis player. She was also among the top European players, winning three European titles (singles 1982, 1992, mixed doubles 1982) and the European Top-12 tournament in 1982 and 1985. Known for her harsh and intensive training regime - introduced by her coach Gerard Bakker - Vriesekoop retired following the Seoul Olympics, only to return the next year. In 1999, she gave birth to a son, but her child's father died a little earlier. Seeing table tennis as a way to escape from his loss, she won her 14th Dutch singles title (and 30th overall) in 2002. During training in China, Vriesekoop became interested in the country, and studied sinology. She has since published two books on China, and has settled in Beijing as a freelance correspondent for several Dutch newspapers. Vrieskoop, labelled "Dutch Table Tennis Player of the Century" in 2000, was also named Dutch Sportswoman of the Year twice, in 1981 and 1985.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Women's Singles Netherlands NED 7
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Women's Doubles Netherlands NED 7
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Women's Singles Netherlands NED 9T
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Women's Doubles Netherlands NED 5T
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Women's Singles Netherlands NED 33T
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Women's Doubles Netherlands-1 NED 17T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Final Round Match 7/8 1 1988-09-30 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Hong (KOR) 0 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1988-09-29 Hrachová (TCH) 3, Vriesekoop (NED) 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Classification 5-8 Match #2 2 1988-09-29 Bulatova-Abbate (URS) 3, Vriesekoop (NED) 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #7 1 1988-09-29 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Urbán (HUN) 2 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G 1 1988-09-23 5 0 15 1 335 197
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G Match #1 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Meshref (EGY) 0 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G Match #6 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Gergelcheva (BUL) 1 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G Match #8 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Šafářová (TCH) 0 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G Match #11 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Perkučin (YUG) 0 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group G Match #15 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 3, Kim de Rimasa (ARG) 0 3
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #4 2 1992-08-01 Hyeon (KOR) 3, Vriesekoop (NED) 0 0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N 1 1992-07-29 3 0 6 0 127 88
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #1 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 2, Doti (BRA) 0 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #4 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 2, Kaffo (NGR) 0 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #6 1 Vriesekoop (NED) 2, Gergelcheva (BUL) 0 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N 3 1996-07-24 1 2 3 4 124 116
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #2 2 1996-07-24 Garkauskaitė (LTU) 2, Vriesekoop (NED) 1 1
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #4 2 1996-07-25 Bădescu (ROU) 2, Vriesekoop (NED) 0 0
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands NED Group N Match #5 1 1996-07-26 Vriesekoop (NED) 2, Radhika (IND) 0 2

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Final Round Match 7/8 1 1988-09-30 NED 2, HUN 1 2
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1988-09-29 KOR 2, NED 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Classification 5-8 Match #1 2 1988-09-29 URS 2, NED 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B 3 1988-09-23 4 2 8 6 259 247
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #2 1 NED 2, USA 0 2
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #5 1 NED 2, MAS 0 2
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #7 2 CHN 2, NED 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #12 2 TCH 2, NED 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #18 1 NED 2, JPN 1 2
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group B Match #19 1 NED 2, FRG 1 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1992-07-31 CHN-2 3, NED 1 1
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group F 1 1992-07-29 3 0 6 1 144 95
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group F Match #1 1 NED 2, BRA 0 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group F Match #4 1 NED 2, AUS 0 2
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Table Tennis Netherlands NED Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg Group F Match #6 1 NED 2, IOA 1 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands-1 NED Emily Noor Group F 3 1996-07-23 1 2 3 4 122 131
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands-1 NED Emily Noor Group F Match #2 2 1996-07-23 USA 2, NED-1 1 1
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands-1 NED Emily Noor Group F Match #4 2 1996-07-24 RUS 2, NED-1 0 0
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Table Tennis Netherlands-1 NED Emily Noor Group F Match #5 1 1996-07-25 NED-1 2, NGR 0 2
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